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What do you think of Meredith?

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ttcnumero3 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:55:46

Dh doesn't like it. And, it is way out from all the girls names I usually like....but I just can't get it out of my head. Think It's classically (sp?) beautiful.

(Not even pg yet btw...just musing!)

Laquila Sun 28-Apr-13 09:27:42

Certainly the Kercher tragedy wasn't the first thing I thought of.

It's a lovely name, and I've only ever heard it used as a girl's name (or a surname, pronounced MerEDith).

Love Merryn too, and Merriel.

Svrider Sun 28-Apr-13 09:05:27

I think people will link it with kercher especially if there's going to be a 3rd trial
Fwiw a girl has started ds nursery called Madeleine
The whole mccann story is yet again a hot topic in the playground

I'd think again op, sorry

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Sun 28-Apr-13 07:15:10

Love Meredith, gorgeous name. In fact am a bit envy I didn't think of it for did.

Tinker2013 Sun 28-Apr-13 06:54:27

Love it, also love nn as Merry. I'm due in 8 days and if I have a girl she will be called Meredith!

outtolunchagain Sat 27-Apr-13 08:35:35

I love it

Rhubarbgarden Sat 27-Apr-13 08:34:36

I think it's beautiful.

sashh Sat 27-Apr-13 08:24:14

Will see if I can work on dh

Do be aware that there is going to be a third trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher so there may be some publicity.

Although the last publicity seemed to ignore the poor woman in favor of the alleged murderers.

weeblueberry Fri 26-Apr-13 11:45:18

My DP loves it but it was the name of one of my ex's so....

LilBlondePessimist Fri 26-Apr-13 06:00:40

Beautiful! Ds4 was to be Meredith if he'd been a girl, but alas.... Would defo use it if I had dc5, but that's not happening.

sleepywombat Fri 26-Apr-13 05:29:29

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littleginger Fri 26-Apr-13 00:37:18

I used to hate this name - made me think of some old witch not a beautiful little baby but I've come full circle and actually love it.

I wouldn't bother about the likelihood of people thinking of the Meredith kercher story as once the name is linked to your daughter that is the most prominent that springs to mind. I know a Myra and had to have it pointed out to me that she unfortunately shares her names with Hindley!

ttcnumero3 Fri 26-Apr-13 00:24:09

Overall,a very positive response! Will see if I can work on dh...grin

DoctorAnge Thu 25-Apr-13 22:51:53

Simply beautiful name.

CitizenOscar Thu 25-Apr-13 22:40:20

It was my grandmother's name, and she was generally known as Merry. Which she wasn't, very (merry, I mean, character-wise), but that's the risk you run. I have to say aside from that I quite like it as a name. I think a Meredith could do anything, go anywhere.

gunsnraisins Thu 25-Apr-13 22:05:01

I have a Meredith, nn Merry. The only thing that bugs me is that lots of people think she's called Mary hmm. Although I'm sure that will change once she starts school.

I had the name on my list for a long time, before Meredith Kercher was tragically in the news. To me it felt wrong to not use it just because something bad happened to someone with the same name.

JessieEssex Thu 25-Apr-13 15:21:15

I love it, was on our shortlist for DD2 (we went with Penelope in the end)
I do know a male Meredith but I wouldn't let that put you off.

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 25-Apr-13 09:19:41

I really really like it - as long as your surname isn't Blake.

Ihatepeas Wed 24-Apr-13 23:36:44

Love it.. I know a two yr old Meredith known as Mezi or mez. Really suits her! Gorgeous name!!

Yika Wed 24-Apr-13 20:41:30

I think it's a lovely name, I love the feel and shape of it as I say it.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 24-Apr-13 18:15:54

It's lovely.

I've only ever seen the actual Welsh spelling, Meredydd, used on men/ as a surname. It's also pronounced slightly differently.

BlueChampagne Wed 24-Apr-13 12:23:26

I love it - also love Rhiannon.

MsJupiterJones Wed 24-Apr-13 10:08:44

I think it's a beautiful name, I know a little Meredith (Merry). Surprised at the mixed reaction on here.

sashh Wed 24-Apr-13 08:18:19

Kercher, not Kerchner. Poor woman I can't even spell her name right.

sashh Wed 24-Apr-13 06:11:59

I like the name but it makes me think Kerchner.

saintmerryweather Tue 23-Apr-13 23:40:25

I love it, but one of my favourite names is edith. meri or edie as a nickname

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